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Startup Magic Leap Hires Sci-Fi Writer Neal Stephenson As Chief Futurist

easyTree Re:The killer application is .... (48 comments)

Yep, you could use it to generate pron scenarios involving lifelike fake-boobs, -lips, -butts, -affection.

3 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

easyTree Re:OMG Piracy! (574 comments)

all of 'Merica's enemies...

i.e. "the rest of the world."

3 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

easyTree Re:Land of the free (574 comments)

No thanks Sony dude. Free is too expensive.

3 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

easyTree Re: Land of the free (574 comments)

Uhh, isn't that the point being made? That Sony might have manufactured a gun pointed at their head to prevent them from releasing the movie? i.e. not voluntarily.

3 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

easyTree Re:Land of the free (574 comments)

Alternately, nobody I know had even heard of the movie before the hacks, so I'm wondering if the ENTIRE THING is just a sony PR stunt (not the hacks themselves, but their reaction to them)

Which movie?

3 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

easyTree Re:Land of the free (574 comments)

This appears to be the lesson provided by your rulers.

3 days ago
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Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

easyTree Re:Land of the free (574 comments)

Yeah, cause everyone wants to live in a tolerant society with good standards of health-care / community spirit / sanity.

Oh wait...

3 days ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

easyTree Re:The Pirate Bay (302 comments)

I note that it's quicker to download a FLAC version of a CD I've just bought than format-shift it manually.

about a week ago
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The Pirate Bay Responds To Raid

easyTree Re:The Pirate Bay (302 comments)

Really? Do you have any tips to make the best of the experience?

about a week ago
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Proposed Theme Park Would Put BBC Shows On Display

easyTree Re:Sound like... (80 comments)

Good point. In the interests of historical accuracy, all shows should include aggressive chain-smoking. To do otherwise would portray a diminished control over the health of the general population.

about a week ago
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IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay

easyTree Re:Well DUH, You can't stop piracy. (115 comments)

I'm going to go off on a tin-foil-hat tangent and say that the whole thing is about control of the internet and the mind- and freedom-enhancing benefits enabled by such interpersonal communication.

Ie. Not about piracy.

about two weeks ago
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IsoHunt Unofficially Resurrects the Pirate Bay

easyTree Re:Well DUH, You can't stop piracy. (115 comments)

I wouldn't say it's pointless to try; they play their part in the arms race and help breed a better opponent.

about two weeks ago
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Swedish Police Raid the Pirate Bay Again

easyTree Re:Are there any good alternatives? (184 comments)

and all of this is ignoring the fact I can't justify $10-$20 for 90 minutes of content I'm going to watch all of once, get fucked.

What are you, some kind of kill-joy? How are the studios to fund location shoots in every major capital city and thus funnel cash into these cities' coffers if you don't foot the bill? What's wrong with you?

about two weeks ago
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Swedish Police Raid the Pirate Bay Again

easyTree Re:Free Enterprise (184 comments)

More importantly IMO, I feel that the idea that Assange might have raped someone did more to remove/prevent support amongst ordinary people than did the idea that he "assisted 'espionage'". Part of a multi-pronged ad-hominem.

Perhaps the question of how best to smear the next Assange should be thrown open as an 'Ask Slashdot ?'

about two weeks ago
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Swedish Police Raid the Pirate Bay Again

easyTree Re:...and here we go again (184 comments)

How is this flamebait? Referring to widely acknowledged lies used to obtain something otherwise unavailable isn't breaking the rules.

about two weeks ago
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Uber Banned In Delhi After Taxi Driver Accused of Rape

easyTree Re:Sadly,... (180 comments)

Non-police don't have the training and experience required to allow them to perform the duties of a real police officer - there's substantial risk of donut overdose.

about two weeks ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

easyTree Re:I have nothing better to do... (545 comments)

So you should get paid overtime for that. Why would you work for free? Don't you want to live?

I think the idea is that one must prostrate oneself before the employer or anyone who might communicate with him to show that their will is sacrosanct and that one will gladly do anything for pay (even accept no pay.)

"I'm not in it for the momey, I do it for the challenge / fun / exposure to new technologies / blah" is an effective large glowing finger hovering in the air, pointing at the perpetrator. Seriously, does anyone think that the employer believes this BS? All it does is serve to hilight that the potential employee is desperate and therefore will take absolutely anything thrown at them as a result of the employer being unable to successfully distinguish between his every personal desire and job-related requirements.

For me, I'm in it for the money - if I want a challenge, I have many ways to generate them for myself; if I want access to the latest technologies, I can download them and setup an environment myself. MONEY! - one of the best modern ways to buy food.

Preemptive update: I suspect such honesty wouldn't work out though; employers really do seem to want zealots who will live revel in their mundane business domain and believe that such people really do exist. N'est-ce pas?

about two weeks ago
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Pizza Hut Tests New "Subconscious Menu" That Reads Your Mind

easyTree Magic 8 ball says... (186 comments)

"You want..........
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PIZZA!"

about three weeks ago
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Music Publishers Sue Cox Communications Over Piracy

easyTree Re:I wonder.... (187 comments)

I know the lawyers have a legal term for this kind of bad faith

"Business As Usual."

about three weeks ago

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Why is SlashDot serving 480x400 'ads' claiming 'drivers are out of date' ?

easyTree easyTree writes  |  about 8 months ago

easyTree (1042254) writes "It's not enough that these are blatantly a malware delivery vector but they are HUGE and placed above the site's navigation bar, thus pushing the site itself so far down the page as to be almost off the screen when the site load.

Seriously? This makes the whole beta thing pale into insignificance.

Also, the poor grammar is making my eyes hurt. The least you could do is to take some basic style-tips on use of capitalization within your trojan-delivery ads — it would make them OH so much more appealing.

Thanks."

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Cardiff City Council sets new low

easyTree easyTree writes  |  more than 4 years ago

easyTree (1042254) writes "

At little more than the length of a single bicycle, the £2,000 road marking has left cyclists in Cardiff bemused. The feature, thought to be the shortest cycle lane in Britain, has been installed to encourage green transport. Cardiff Council claims that it will help riders safely navigate a turn on a new road layout. But riders in the city say the brevity of the red and white marked stretch of road renders it pointless. Kevin Hughes, 47, a cyclist from the Welsh city, said: "It's just hilarious. I saw it as I was cycling past and couldn't believe my eyes. Obviously nobody could cycle in it because it is so small. You just have time to get in the saddle before getting off again."

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a day out with the police

easyTree easyTree writes  |  more than 6 years ago

easyTree (1042254) writes "Today (Well, Monday) I wrote my first blog entry ( http://easytreeblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/day-out-with-police.html ). Or rather it started as almost a personal diary-entry describing my unexpected day out with the police, to be used as a reference point for later.

My question to slashdot is.. What should I do?

On the one hand.. It could have been worse
On the other, why let it happen to someone else?

Could I make a difference by speaking-out? Should I feel obligated to? Am I a whiney little bitch and should learn to love it?
Note: starts slowly..."

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Ordinary people are second-class citizens

easyTree easyTree writes  |  about 7 years ago

easyTree writes "Most of us might be under the illusion that justice is something which should be accessible to all, equally. Apparently not so:

Det Chief Insp Paul Maghie from Hertfordshire police's Crime Management Department says "The police will never give up efforts to find anybody on the run, but this case was particularly important because it was one of our own officers and we felt justice had not been done."


Just when was it that police officers became more important than the ordinary members of the public that they've sworn to protect? More generally, should we be concerned about our changing relationship with the many organizations originally set-up to grease the wheels of society?"

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